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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
mine (adjective)
- my used before a word beginning with a vowel or h this treasure in mine arms Shakespeare or sometimes as a modifier of a preceding noun archaic except in an elevated style
mine (pronoun, singular or plural in construction)
that which belongs to me - used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective my
mine (noun)
1.
a) a pit or excavation in the earth from which substances are taken - mineral
b) an ore deposit
2.
a subterranean passage under an enemy position
3.
an encased explosive that is placed in the ground or in water and set to explode when disturbed
4.
a rich source of supply
mine (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to dig under to gain access or cause the collapse of (an enemy position)
b) - undermine
2.
a) to get (as ore) from the earth
b) to extract from a source - information mined from the files
3.
to burrow beneath the surface of - larva that mines leaves
4.
to place military in, on, or under - mines mine a harbor
5.
a) to dig into for ore or metal
b) to process for obtaining a natural constituent - mine the air for nitrogen
intransitive verb
c) to seek valuable material in to dig a mine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
mine (noun)
1.
an abundant source
SYNONIMS:
argosy, cornucopia, gold mine, mother lode, treasure trove, wellspring
RELATED WORDS:
armory, repository, stockpot, store, storehouse, treasure-house; cache, hoard, stash; bonanza, Golconda, gravy train, honeypot
NEAR ANTONYMS:
black hole, sinkhole
mine (noun)
2.
a usually concealed explosive device designed to go off when disturbed
SYNONIMS:
mine
RELATED WORDS:
claymore mine, land mine; torpedo; bomb, explosive; hazard, pitfall, snare, trap; ambush, net, web
mine (verb)
to place hidden explosive devices in or under
SYNONIMS:
booby-trap
RELATED WORDS:
blow up, bomb; ambush, snare, trap; attack
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